Eglinton-based Curry’s Amusements has contacted the Trufelli family stating it would be the “perfect contender” to purchase Barry’s Amusements, the 93-year old Portrush landmark run by Kristina and Lisa Trufelli.
The firm, which operates Curry’s Funpark at Leisureland Salthill Galway, has reportedly expressed interest in the site, after the sisters and third-generation descendants of the park’s founders announced Barry’s was up for sale this month.
‘We would be the perfect contenders to take over Barry’s Amusements in Portrush,” said Owen Curry. “We are a family run business now in its fourth generation with specialist knowledge of how to run an amusement park and would certainly be a frontrunner in the purchasing of this type of business.”
“We have recently invested a lot of money in new rides which include Ireland’s largest ferris wheel Sky View, along with roller coasters, thrill and family rides from all over Europe.”
Curry’s Amusements also plays a significant role in operating Ireland’s largest travelling theme park, with the company telling Causeway Coast Community News that Barry’s would be added to the amusement estate “if the price is right.”
The sale of Barry’s is being undertaken by business advisory firm Grant Thornton.